Coffin & Associates – Executive Search & Recruting - Financial Services - Chicago


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The Search and Evaluation Process

Understanding the Organization
To initiate the assignment, we meet with those individuals responsible for hiring in order to develop a profile of your company, its organization, the operating environment, culture, growth plans, and other elements which are important to prospective employees.

Defining the Position
We will develop a Position Specification based on our initial meeting with key personnel, the review of the client's position description, and an understanding of the compensation plans. Since it is important that we have properly defined your needs, the Position Specification will be presented to you for input and approval.

Strategy Development
Coffin & Associates develops a search strategy which addresses your unique employee requirements. This involves the establishment of a target company list of competitors and/or complementary firms where we will source candidates. The Search Strategy and Timetable is reviewed and approved by you prior to implementation.

We identify candidates within the ranks of our client's strategically targeted competitors and/or complementary firms in the following manner:

Interest Gathering, Candidate Screening
Telephone contact is made with a myriad of potentially qualified candidates and the opportunity is quickly and confidentially discussed. As interest is discovered, telephone interviews are conducted and, if qualifications are a good match as guided by our position specifications, a personal interview is scheduled between the candidate and Coffin & Associates.

Personal Interviews
Each candidate's qualifications, motivation, interest level, and cultural "fit" are evaluated and compared against the previously developed Position Specification and our knowledge of the organization.

Client Presentation
Coffin & Associates completes a detailed written summary for the most qualified candidates. That is provided to you (along with the candidate's resume) for your interviewing consideration. After your review, meetings will be arranged between you and selected candidates.

Job Offer and Reference Checks
Coffin & Associates will assist the client in structuring and negotiating a job offer and compensation package. Prior to an offer being made, Coffin & Associates will assist in conducting reference checks.